Stop-start season for Biggleswade Rugby Club
PUBLISHED: 16:24 24 November 2016
Biggleswade Rugby Club’s three senior sides have all suffered a stop-start season so far – with injuries, unavailability and postponements the chief culprits.
The first XV currently sit eighth in the 12-team Midlands Division East (South) Three table with three wins from their opening eight games.
The problem for them has been putting out the same team on consecutive weekends.
There have been good wins over Aylestone St James, St Neots and Leicester Forest but the rest of the games have been lost often by a close margin.
This was the case on Saturday when they went down 17-10 away to Northampton BBOB.
While the forwards are repeatedly dominant in both scrums and line-out, they have been unable to turn this superiority into points.
However, confidence is high they can turn this form around starting with Saturday’s game at Langford Road against Northampton Casuals.
Postponements have been the problems for both the development side and the 3rds.
Most of the problems for the 2nds has been with the opposition struggling to raise a team.
They also sit eighth in their division, the Herts & Middlesex Merit League Four, but have played at least three games fewer than all bar one of their divisional rivals.
But, like the first team, captain Liam Price is confident that the team will only fully develop as a unit in the second part of the season.
The 3rds, under the leadership of the ever-youthful Dave Tyson, have recorded more wins than losses.
Two friendlies have been played against old friends Spalding and in the most recent, Biggleswade lent the visitors some players to make up their numbers.